NHPF remains very concerned regarding the overall health and well-being of our 25,000 residents during the Covid-19 crisis. We have been actively working with our third-party management companies in taking steps such as increased cleaning of common areas, limiting resident contact except for emergency situations and, through our resident services program subsidiary Operation Pathways, providing resources for financial assistance, food, medicine, transportation, and needed supplies. In addition, we have placed a moratorium on all evictions for non-payment of rent for the duration of this crisis and are actively engaging our residents who have been financially impacted to discuss payment plans. We fully appreciate the social and emotional tolls the length of this crisis have taken on our residents and we will follow all local and state government directives regarding the reopening of our sites and community centers. The safety and well-being of our residents remains our highest priority.

THOMAS G. VACCARO

Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Thomas G. Vaccaro’s primary focus at The NHP Foundation (NHPF) is SVP of External Affairs & Corporate Secretary. The application of his skills and experience at NHPF has been the culmination of a career focused on homelessness and affordable housing which began in 1989.

At NHPF, Mr. Vaccaro is responsible for creating and growing the robust 5-member External Affairs team which encompasses fundraising, thought leadership, PR/marketing, creation/maintenance of all organization collateral materials and websites, data analysis, and as Corporate Secretary he oversees all paralegal activities for the corporate structure, which includes approximately 200 subsidiaries.

In addition, Mr. Vaccaro is also credited with conceiving and producing NHPF’s widely respected bi-partisan Annual Symposium & Dinner which began in 2017 and averages over 90 corporate sponsors and 400 in attendance. The event recently earned the Hanley Wood Brand Builder Platinum Award for Best B2B Custom Event.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Vaccaro worked for the Salvation Army’s Western Division. There, he skillfully directed the organization’s housing programs, which included emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, off-site scattered single-family housing, and a psychiatric housing program for the homeless. Mr. Vaccaro received HUD’s National Blue Ribbon Best Practice award for co-creating and chairing the Omaha Area Continuum of Care For The Homeless and he was recognized by the United Way of the Midlands with its Leota G. Norton Community Service Award for his efforts in working with the homeless.

After earning a BA from St. Louis University in Psychology with an emphasis on homelessness and domestic violence, Mr. Vaccaro went on to Catholic Theological Union for Master Studies of Divinity.